Friday, February 13, 2009

CFBA Tour: A Cry in the Night

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Cry In The Night
Thomas Nelson (February 3, 2009)
Colleen CobleABOUT THE AUTHOR:Author Colleen Coble's thirty novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best awards. She writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail and love begin with a happy ending. AWARDS:2004 More Than Magic winner for Best Inspirational RomanceWithout a Trace, Thomas Nelson2004 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year ABOUT THE BOOKThe highly anticipated novel that delivers what romantic suspense fans have long awaited-the return to Rock Harbor.Bree Nichols gets the shock of her life when her husband-presumed dead-reappears.Bree Nichols and her search and rescue dog Samson discover a crying infant in the densely forested woods outside of Rock Harbor, Michigan. Against objections from her husband, Kade, who knows she'll become attached, Bree takes the baby in. Quickly she begins a search for the mother-presumably the woman reported missing just days earlier.While teams scour the forests, Bree ferrets out clues about the missing woman. But she soon discovers something more shocking: Bree's former husband-long presumed dead in a plane crash-resurfaces. Is he really who he says he is? And should she trust him again after all these years?An engaging, romantic suspense novel from critically-acclaimed author Colleen Coble.If you would like to read the first chapter of , go HERE

This was my first Colleen Coble book and I really wanted to love it. But I had a hard time really liking and respecting the characters. This is a Rock Harbor Mystery so I imagine that these characters have had other adventures together but I didn't feel that they learned much from previous trials. The girls all felt whiney and I didn't get a clear sense of principled choices being made. I liked the rescue dog Samson but wasn't sure what breed he was. All kinds of bad things were happening in the town but no news reporters were snooping around and the townspeople didn't seem concerned about missing babies and murdered people...

It was just okay for me but I am so in the minority- most people loved it.

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